On this Memorial Day weekend, we honor all who have served our country in the US military. Several servicemen are honored at Veterans Memorial Park in North Yarmouth; their stories are featured here. Take a moment to read about the six who served in WWII and made the ultimate sacrifice. […]
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Money Money Money
It’s budget time in North Yarmouth, and dollars and cents need to be accounted for. Back in the day our town expenses look very different. Town reports detail how every penny was spent, and how federal dollars were used. Programs such as the WPA (Works Progress Administration), the CWA [Civil […]
Light a Fire with a Match …
Get Fired Up with NYHS! We’re looking for volunteers to help keep North Yarmouth Historical moving forward. And it’s a great time to join in. NYHS is in the business of building community by using our town’s rich history as a way to bring people together. And as we get […]
History Minute: If you hear a fire siren …
There’s nothing that puts us all on edge than hearing a siren scream by on a quiet evening. Fire … something everybody worries about. Just imagine that frightening situation—AND—having no North Yarmouth Fire Rescue. That was the situation in 1944, when our town had no organized way to fight fires. […]
History Minutes: Town Meeting
Sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. But today … with our beautiful snowscape and suspended activity, maybe you’ll take some time to sit down and enjoy a good read. Maybe just a short one. How about a History Minute? History Minutes are created by […]
Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire!
Sure is cold out these days. And that brings to mind a winter-y story originally told by one of North Yarmouth’s best storytellers, Gordon Corbett in 2007. Gordon passed away in December, 2020, and we miss him to this day. New owners now live at 411 Walnut Hill Road (across […]
Why it’s Happy Holidays for North Yarmouth Historical
This article appeared more than 10 years ago in the Gazette. As Hanukkah commences, we’d like to pay tribute to somebody who contributed in so many ways to North Yarmouth Historical, especially enlivening two of NYHS’s beloved annual events. Happy Holidays, everybody! . . . Joyce Gilbert, an extraordinary volunteer […]
Christmas have you PANICKED?
We have a solution: Last Minute Madness Sale! Come over to the Wescustogo Community Center on Wednesday, December 21, 4-6 and pick up a copy (or a dozen copies) of The Town House Mouse … OR a North Yarmouth mug. We’ll also have copies of Around North Yarmouth, and North […]
The Town House Mouse has Arrived!
The Town House Mouse! This fun and colorful book about Ike the Mouse has been in the works for several weeks. It was written by Dixie Hayes, illustrated by Sue Clukey, and designed by Katie Murphy. Read about a little mouse’s adventure as his life changes in a dramatic way! […]
An Ode to the Stove
What’s the center of Thanksgiving activities? The kitchen, of course. (If you answered football … no pumpkin pie for you!) Here’s an essay written by Susie Doyle, who grew up in the house at 543 Walnut Hill Road, three doors up from Parsonage Road. She remembers that the kitchen, and the […]